Panamanian Mariner (Woman) Killed In Accident At Sea
Wednesday, August 22 2012 @ 05:31 PM EDT
Contributed by: Don Winner
Early reports from Veracruz, Mexico, indicate that the fifteen members of the ship's crew are making statements to clarify the event. According to Cambio Digital, an Internet publication, the authorities of Mexico and Panama ordered the ship to stop sailing.
She was taking oil samples in the engine room when she was mutilated by moving equipment. The ship's captain, Jose Galloway Molina, said the boat spent nine hours adrift while fellow crew members removed her body from the machinery. The ship, carrying oil, left the port of Balboa on August 1. It is unclear why he did not notify the authorities until two weeks later. They even went through nearby ports before arriving in Veracruz.
It is hoped her body will be sent to Panama by plane or in the same boat where the girl was killed while conducting her professional practice. Daira was the only woman in her class. (Estrella)